I may not be able to flip an egg without breaking the yolk, but what I can do is take photos. I love the fact that photos tell stories without moving or speaking. Having the ability to capture RAW emotion while freezing time has always been a fascinating concept to me. I love people. I love collaborating with others working to obtain that singular, perfect image.
I may not make my bed in the morning, but when it comes to photography I am relentless. It is my passion.
My goal is simple, be as pragmatic and practical as possible without sacrificing one ounce of creativity.
I hope to work with you one day.
For information on pricing and current discounts, please call me at: 949 228 7635 My portfolio can be seen at: http://www.AlanMura.com
AlanmurA 720 S. Paseo Prado Anaheim, CA 92807 Alan@AlanMura.com 949-228-7635
Freelance Commercial Photographer/Director Sep 2010 - Current Manage all aspects of commercial based photography workflow from proposal management, conception and creative consultation, to pre and post production. Responsible for all graphic design, retouching, video editing. Oversee and coordinate with production team (makeup artists, hairstylists, wardrobe stylists, set designers, light technicians and studio managers) to ensure flawless deliverables and ultimate client satisfaction. Maintain all aspects of social media and fan-base relations.
Accomplishments: Received numerous photographic awards and publications across a variety of platforms including magazine covers and article features. Runner-up for photographer of the year of at the worlds largest modeling website, ModelMayhem.com, 2010.
Interact Network Inc. Jan 07 – Sep 2010 Project Manager Interface directly with an international client base , managing and maintaining all audio entertainment accounts, including product implementation, order fulfillment, relationship management, and business development. Negotiated strategic partnerships with vendors in Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Switzerland, Canada, England, and Ireland. Responsible for budgeting and planning all print and web marketing. Interface and coordinate directly with graphic/web designers and other 3rd party vendors, while managing and maintaining production timelines for all Print/Web marketing.
Accomplishments: Conceptualized and successfully implemented a web-based client application in order to consolidate various business documents.
National Recreational Properties Inc. (NRPI) Jan 06 – Dec 06 Project Manager, Marketing Responsible for the coordinating the pre and post production of long-form/short-form Direct Response Television (DRTV) infomercials, radio ads, brochures and other print media for six resort properties across four states. Coordinated workflow within a production crew of graphic artists, video editors, and web designers. Managed project budgets and schedules, and worked closely with the CMO in process development.
Accomplishments: Spearheaded and implemented Marketing Resource Management (MRM) software to maximize department efficiency.
Shoei Safety Helmet Co. Feb 04 – Jan 06 MAP Administrator Co-directed the development of the 2005 Shoei Trademark Advertising Policy and Elite Dealer Agreement. Enforced minimum advertised price (MAP) agreements while managing and maintaining intellectual property compliance within a network of 6,000 authorized dealers. Produced and updated competitor profiles. Designed market studies pertaining to helmet graphic selection and popularity. Worked directly under the president and national sales manager.
Accomplishments: Increased dealer MAP compliance from 35% to 99.4% Proposed and implemented a Unique Identifier (barcode) system to aid in demographic analysis, product circulation, and minimizing gray market activity.
Education: BA, Advertising Communications, California State University, Fullerton HS Diploma, American International School of Zurich, Switzerland
Software: Software MS Office, Final Cut Pro (6,7,X), Adobe Creative Suite.
Profile: Excellent project, risk, and change management skills. Strong creative and technical background. International work experience. Lived in Zurich Switzerland for 14 consecutive years. Traveled to 30 countries. Fluency in the German Language.